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10-yr jail for drugs-related anomalies, offenses

The Cabinet on Thursday approved in principle the draft of the Drugs Act, 2022 with harsher punishment for drugs related anomalies and offenses. Under the draft law, the punishment for such crimes will be maximum 10-year jail with fine of Tk 10 lakh from maximum three-year jail with fine of Tk two lakh fine in the existing law, reports UNB. ...

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Why govt never sought info from Swiss Bank, asks HC

The High Court wanted to know why the Bangladesh government did not seek any information from Switzerland to keep money in the Swiss Banks. The Anti-Corruption Commission  (ACC) and the state have been asked to provide an explanation by August 14. An HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Khizir Hayat  issued a suo moto rule in ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina chairs Bangabandhu Memorial Trust meeting

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday presided over the regular general meeting of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Trust at her official residence Ganabhaban. In the regular meeting of the management committee of the board of trustees, the minutes of the previous meeting were given approval, while different issues of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh ...

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Dhaka, Delhi “committed to further enhance” bilateral military ties

Dhaka, Aug 10: The second Bangladesh-India Tri-Services Staff talks were held in New Delhi on Wednesday in a “warm and cordial” atmosphere. Both sides, while expressing satisfaction at the scope and scale of the Tri-Services military cooperation, committed to enhance the bilateral military ties further, according to Integrated Defence Staff (IDS) headquarters. A 15-member delegation of Bangladesh Armed Forces (BAF) ...

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Fuel price hike: BNP gears up for ‘massive showdown’ in Dhaka Thursday

BNP has planned a ‘massive showdown’ through a public rally in the capital on Thursday in protest against the fresh fuel price hike and power crisis. The party’s Dhaka South and North units have already taken necessary preparations to ensure a huge turnout of people at the rally from all wards of the capital to send out a message to ...

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Bangladesh never asked for specific info from Swiss bank: Ambassador

The Bangladesh government has not asked for any specific information on the Swiss bank accounts of its citizens, according to Switzerland Ambassador to Bangladesh Nathalie Chuard. “We have provided the government all available information on how to reach an agreement on these matters, but no request has been submitted regarding particular funds,” she said at an event organised by the ...

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Samrat to stay in jail as SC upholds his bail cancellation order

The Appellate Division on Wednesday upheld a High Court order that cancelled the bail granted by lower court to expelled Jubo League leader Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat in a corruption case. A three-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Justice Md Nuruzzaman dismissed a leave to appeal petition filed by Samrat challenging the HC order. Now, Samrat will have ...

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Turag junkshop explosion death toll climbs to 7

With the death of one more victim, the death toll from a chemical explosion at a junkshop in Rajabari Kamarpara area of Turag in Dhaka has risen to seven. The deceased was identified as Md Shafiqul Islam, 32. Shafiqul, sustained 80 per cent burns, breathed his last at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery at 10:00 pm ...

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With Tazia back as its moving heartbeat, Ashura observed in due solemnity

Muslims across Bangladesh observed the Holy Ashura on Tuesday, commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), with religious fervour and solemnity. On this day in the Hijri year of 61, Hazrat Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH), along with his family members and 72 followers, embraced martyrdom at the hands of Yazid’s soldiers on Karbala maidan ...

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Helicopter crash in Nawabganj: Pilot succumbs to death

A pilot of a training helicopter of the Bangladesh Army, who has been undergoing treatment at a hospital in Singapore after being injured in a helicopter crash on July 27 in Nawabganj upazila of Keraniganj, succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Air Wing Director of Rab Forces, Lieutenant Colonel Mohammad Ismail Hossain, 45. Two pilots ...

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